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Water, Water everywhere.....

USA | Friday, 23 October 2009 | Views [472]

After 2yrs drought, rains are good. And last night we got 2&1/2in. a nice amount, we also got all the runoff from up north, which overflowed the creek. The creek by which just last week we fixed the fence.....

So there seems to be a guarantee of getting big rains - simply fence that paddock :) I haven't seen it since the waters receded this arvo, but it seems to have held. Which is good since we're going away for the weekend to a cattle sale 120miles from here and won't have time in the morning to fix it again. 

As I've said before (possibly only on fb..) severe weather and flash floods were forecast, but we didn't get the harsh storms and winds that were expected. But when the skies cleared this afternoon, the beautiful clear blue was described by some locals as post hurricane weather. Anyway, from what was a grey and miserable looking morning we had a lovely clear day, getting quite warm there in the middle, and a beautiful sunset.

Today as always, had its jobs. The chickens needed feeding*, the eggs collecting, the garage/playroom of the town house flood controlled.... well that last one isn't everyday -just when it rains. The freezers needed topping up for another market and by noon we were on the road again. This time to the Georgetown farmers market. We were lucky enough to get a shaded spot for setup, so we didn't need our tent which helped save time in the setup/pack-down process -allowing us to leave in record time. Still we weren't home until 8pm.

*oh and speaking of the chickens,one of them keeps getting caught short when it comes time to lay - we've found one egg in the middle of the driveway, and this morning i found another just on the ground by the caravan. The search for the eggs can be quite the egg hunt....

So as we wind down after another full day, we pack and prepare to drive down to Dream-catchers Ranch to help out some friends with their big annual sale. Now I'm told that this is a big event, so we've made sure that I'll feel comfortable and fit in with the others, so I now have some very nice cowgirl boots, and am able to borrow the hat of another niece that visited here a couple of yrs ago. Watch this space, I'm bound to have some good stories (and pictures) when I get back.

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